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Film / The Vagrant

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"There goes the neighbor at a time."

The Vagrant is a 1992 horror comedy directed by Chris Walas and produced by Mel Brooks.

Well-to-do yuppie Graham Krakowski (Bill Paxton) has just moved into a new house, where he discovers a filthy, disgusting homeless man (Marshall Bell) has been helping himself to the building's utilities. Graham succeeds in getting the vagrant arrested, but people around him start to turn up dead. The neurotic Graham worries that the vagrant is responsible, then begins to suspect that he himself is the murderer, committing the crimes in his sleep. Unfortunately for Graham, the police also believe he's the murderer...

No relation to the video game of the same name.

This film contains examples of:

  • Eye Scream: The Vagrant has a dead eye, which he loses when he falls into a cactus patch.
  • The Reveal: The Vagrant is a disgraced psychology professor trying to prove his theories true by using Graham as a guinea pig.